It's all a bit confusing, and, since we weren't paying as much attention as we should have been, in 7th-grade health class, we've had a hard time separating fact from fiction. Considering how most of us have been on birth control from a very early age, that's kind of scary — it's something we deal with every day, but know very little about.
So, we went to the experts — Dr. Jonathan Lanskowsky, M.D., FACOG and Dr. Ruth Lesnewski, M.D., education director of the Reproductive Health Access Project — to clear up the confusion. Read on to learn the different options available to you, the pros and cons of each, the truth about some of the common misconceptions surrounding birth control, and why everyone in Washington D.C. seems to feel the need to regulate your uterus.
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